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The special 'magic cakes' presented to our association by Gerhard Jenne, proprietor, of the Konditor & Cook pastry shop chain after he gave our annual lecture. His theme was the differences between German and English business life. The title – Born in Germany, Made in BritainBorn

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Pictures of a year in town twinning

The year 2010







Autobahn crash













The association's biennial trip to Neuwied got off to an awful start when our coach (left) was held up for four hours after a serious accident on the A44 autobahn near Aachen













The two chairs. Bromley chairman Peter Brown presents Neuwied chairwoman Inge Gütler with some English festive fare during the biennial trip. Right, carnivalists from Neuwied visited Bromley during August. Most were from the Red & White Carnival Association and included its band, Der Funken Rot-Weiss Fanfaren Corps, right




Neuwied mayor


Neuwied pianist
The Oberbürgermeister of Neuwied, Nikolaus Roth, left, welcomes the Bromley party, at the start of the biennial visit, at the Roentgen Museum. Jürgen Gelking gave the party an enchanting interlude on the piano.














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Garden party
Gerhard Jenne talks afterwards with committee member David Noble, left. He began his lecture by describing his childhood in the Black Forest, right.
Gerhard and David
BTTA cake
Inge Gutler
Rhine fireworks


Outgoing secretary


Edith Ehlen
Our outgoing secretary, Kate Elliott, left, receives a special award of honour from the Freundeskreis for her work for town twinning over 27 years. Right, Edith Ehlen of the Freundeskreis committee, seated centre, on the boat to see the spectacular Rhine in Flames fireworks display during the biennial visit. Edith arranged the tickets for the event. With her is her husband Dieter and Mary Moore from the Bromley association. spe
Inge Gütler, chairwoman of the Freundeskreis, at the dinner on the final night of the visit, with awards for Kate Elliott and our founder secretary Bob Mcintyre. Above, one of the many displays of fireworks as the flotilla of boats made its way along the Rhine.
Gerhard talk
The English weather held out for a successful garden party at the home of David and Lynne Noble in West Wickham